The Destinations with Character Travel Services, LLC.

Family of Travel Consultants

Our Agency is An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, often known by the term EarMarked.

All of our travel consultants are required to study and pass the College of Disney Knowledge and all its annual assessments and updates before actively working with clients.

The following certifications are maintained by ALL travel consultants:

Members of the Travel Leaders Network Travel Consortium
Members of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association)
Graduates, College of Disney Knowledge
Exploring Walt Disney World Training
Exploring Disneyland Resort Training
Disney Cruise Line – A Magical Voyage Training
Discovering Disney Cruise Line Training
Discover the Enchantment of Aulani Training
Adventures by Disney Training

Princess Cruise Line Academy – Commodore Ranking

Cunard Lines Academy – First Officer Ranking

Don & Tina Korta (Owners)

Disney Specific Site:

Don & Tina’s Disney Site

Agency Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character Travel

Email Address: don.destwithchar@comcast.net

Email Address: tina.destwithchar@comcast.net

Hello There!

We are Don & Tina Korta, the Owners of Destinations with Character Travel.

After spending 28 years in the Corporate IT Field, we are living our dream of making travel available to people of all walks of life! We are life long travel and Disney fans starting with family trips as a child to Disneyland, Universal Hollywood, Silver City, Branson Missouri, Grand Canyon National Park, the Walt Disney World Resort, Clearwater Beach, the Bahamas, and dozens of other U.S. destinations.

As adults we’ve traveled to many locations including dozens of trips to Walt Disney World at the majority of Resorts including Concierge and Club Levels, Disney Vacation Club Resorts (We own 2 DVC contracts), Russia, Germany, Singapore and Cambodia. Owning our own agency is a dream come true and a way to realize our goal of making travel available to everyone, no matter what their background or budget.

Our agents work together as a team, sharing their knowledge and helping each other to make sure all of our clients get the same level of service. We take pride in the fact that we will be available for you from the first day of planning right up until the day you return home.

Remember we are, “Someone To Trust With Your Vacation Memories“, because we believe, “No One Should Be Denied A Vacation Based on Needs or Budget“. We are here to make your vacation as Magical as possible!

Additional Certifications: Senior Member – Disneyland Paris Training Program ; Disneyland Paris – 25th Anniversary at Disneyland® Paris: It’s time to sparkle! ; Disneyland Paris – Eating out at Disneyland Paris ; Disneyland Paris – Disney® Hotels: Make the magic last beyond midnight! ; Globus Tour Experts ; Globus Family – Monograms Booking Agent Specialist ; LEGOLAND Resorts – North American Specialists ; Malta Specialists ; St. Maarten Specialists ; Merlin Entertainment North American Specialists ; Princess Cruise Lines – Commodore Status ; Tauck Tours Specialists ; Universal Orlando Resort Specialists

 

Nikki & Ken Dangman

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character Travel with Nikki & Ken

Email Address:

dwcwithnikki@gmail.com or dwcwithken@gmail.com

We are Ken and Nikki Dangman, and we are a Disney loving family! I (Nikki) grew up going to Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World as part of my family vacations every summer of my life. Once we were married, we knew we wanted to share Disney with our own kids. We have two boys that have been going to Disney every year since they were 2 and 18 months old. After our first trip, Ken realized how good I was at planning because we never waited more than 20 minutes for anything, and we had traveled at Christmas time too! We rode all the popular rides multiple times and went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! From there, our family was hooked. We have traveled to most major parts of Florida and cruised to The Bahamas. Currently, we average about two vacations a year. We try to travel and experience all Disney has to offer across the country. Our family has experienced different resorts and have done the dining plan multiple times. We have flown and we have driven to Florida. Over the years, we have experienced many Early Magic hour events, After Hour events, tours, etc. We have even done Disney without our kids, and it was amazing! Our different experiences can be very valuable in helping to plan your trip. I study all things “Disney” on the side, and have been helping family and friends plan vacations for years now. We thought it was a great opportunity to put our passion to good use and join the ranks of the official vacation planners. We look forward to the opportunity to help plan a memorable vacation for you.

Erik Denny


Email:

erikd@capitalone.net

Cory Elliott


Facebook Business Page:

Magical Memories By Cory

Email Address:

coryelliott2@gmail.com

Amber Hauger

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character by Amber

Email Address:

travelbyamber@gmail.com

Hi All!!!!!!! Amber here!!!!! I am so excited to be a part of the Destinations with Character Travel Services team! I have been obsessed with travel for as long as I can remember, and strive to keep my knowledge and experiences current, as to better help my clients!! When I signed on in October 2017, I didn’t know I would be truly discovering my passion! I knew I was a good travel researcher, and that I loved to help people with tips and tricks, but I didn’t know that it would become such a huge part of me. This is what I was meant to do!! I love helping to take the stress out of travel planning, and give my clients the opportunity to just ENJOY! I’m always available to “talk shop” and to help see if we can meet whatever budget you have in mind! Feel free to ask me anything!! I’m here to help!

Katie Holzknecht

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character by Katie

Email Address:

destinationswithkatie@gmail.com

Joey Kelso-McStoots

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character by Joey

Email Address:

destinationswithjoey@gmail.com

Zachary Mais

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character by Zach

Email Address:

zwmaistravel@gmail.com

Susan Marston

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character Travel by Susan

Email Address:

marstontravels@gmail.com

Susan’s Additional Certifications: Hawaii Specialist ; Universal Orlando Resort Specialists

Melissa Morrell

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character with Melissa

Email Address:

travelwithmorrell@gmail.com

Rick Neuhardt

After 20 years working for The Ohio State University, Rick retired in 2014, and embarked on a four year travel journey which included two stints at Yellowstone National Park.  After settling in Greybull, Wyoming, he co-founded Greybull Travel which joined Destinations with Character LLC.  Rick is a River Cruise Expert, Holland America Lines Platinum Certified, and has recently completed certifications with Hurtigruten, National Geographic Journeys, and all the major river cruise lines.  His passions are travel, history, and Remus, who functions as the CCO (Cute Canine Officer) of Greybull Travel

Facebook Business Page:

Greybull Travel

Email Address:

Rick@GreybullTravel.com

Dale Page

A 37-year veteran of the travel and hospitality industry including four years as a Cast Member of Walt Disney World  and 12 years booking corporate travel for and being a the head of an implementation and training team specializing in hotel and restaurant software, Dale retired in 2014 and began a four year RV trek working in National Parks including two years at Yellowstone National Park.  He and his partner and fellow agent opened their own travel agency, Greybull Travel, which is now a proud affiliate of Destinations With Character.  Dale is a Holland America Platinum Agent, A Diamond Level Agent with Carnival, Commodore Class Agent with Princess Cruise Lines, and has is BA with Royal Caribbean as well as certifications with Hurtigruten Cruise lines. Dale also has destinations certifications for most of the Caribbean, and has certified with Viking Cruises, AmaWaterways, and American Cruise Lines.  After having resided in Australia, Germany, Switzerland and the United States, he currently lives with his spouse Rick Neuhardt, and their dog, Remus, who functions as the CCO (Cute Canine Officer) of their agency. In his spare time Dale enjoys bridge, reading, and, of course, travel.

Facebook Business Page:

Greybull Travel

Email Address:

Dale@GreybullTravel.com

John Papeika

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character with John

Email Address:

DisneySideWithJohn@yahoo.com

Cheryl Ward

Facebook Business Page:

Destinations with Character by Cheryl

Email Address:

destinationswithcheryl@gmail.com

Joleen Westrich

Business Page:

 Magical Travels with Jo

Email Address:

joleenwestrich@gmail.com

Hi,

I’m Joleen Westrich, owner of “Magical Travels with Jo“, an affiliate of Destinations with Character Travel.

I currently live in the quaint shoreline town of Mystic, CT with my husband Wayne and two boys, William and Jordan. Before settling here We lived all over the US and in Hawaii before my husband retired from the Navy. I love to travel and am a frequent visitor of Walt Disney World and was even lucky enough to visit Disneyland in Tokyo a few times.

While living in Waikiki, on the island of Oahu for three years, I was able to experience the history and culture of the Hawaiian islands and became very familiar with all that these beautiful islands have to offer. I would love to help you plan the island vacation of your dreams!

I am a lifelong Disney fan and I enjoy helping my clients and friends to plan dream vacations and make memories that will last a lifetime. I am very familiar with the parks, resorts and restaurants at Disney World and the Disneyland resort (and also knowledgeable about the Southern California area and attractions, having lived in San Diego). From booking your vacation, to taking care of dining plans, special events, fast passes and any other details to make make your trip special, I am there every step of the way to make sure your vacation is as magical and memorable as possible.
Additional Certifications: Dolphin Discovery Program Graduate ; Greater Ft. Lauderdale Specialist ; Hawaii Destination Specialist Certification ; Jamaica Travel Specialist ; Merlin Entertainment North American Specialist ; MGM Resorts International Specialist ; Princess Cruises – Commodore Status ; Universal Orlando Resort Specialists ; Military Discounts Specialist

Doug Young

Facebook Business Page:

Email Address:

dougdoestravel@gmail.com

Doug Young and his girlfriend, Emily run the exciting and popular YouTube Channel, “We Do Disney“. A Disney minded couple bringing you their favorite tips, tricks, and adventures to add to your future Disney vacation!